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Gertrude B. Elion













































About Gertrude B. Elion

Pioneer pharmacologist who was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for developing new drugs leukemia, gout, and malaria among others. She became the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991.


Early life

She earned her masters degree from New York University in 1941.


Trivia

Her methods would be used to play a key role in the development of the AIDS medication AZT and in 1991 she became the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Family of Gertrude B. Elion

She had a long relationship with Leonard Canter, but was never married.


Close associates of Gertrude B. Elion

She joined Paul Ehrlich as Nobel laureate in 1988.





















Manuel Elkin Patarroyo













































About Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

Colombian pathology and immunology expert who attempted to create a synthetic vaccine for the prevention of malaria.


Early life

He earned his medical degree from the National University of Colombia and his PhD from Rockefeller University.


Trivia

His vaccine was shown to be mostly ineffective in Asia and Africa, but slightly useful in preventing malaria in South America.


Family of Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

He grew up in Ataco, Tolima, Colombia. He later worked for a Colombian hospital system called the Hospital San Juan de Dios.


Close associates of Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

He and entomologist Raymond St. Leger both conducted preventative and/or curative research on malaria.





















Robert Nason Beck













































About Robert Nason Beck

Scientist of nuclear medicine who used radioscopy and collimators in his research on disease detection. The Positron Emission Tomography technique for detecting diseases that he first proposed in 1961 is still used today.


Early life

He served in the Navy before attending the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.A. in 1954


Trivia

He was the director at the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital in 1957.


Family of Robert Nason Beck

He married Ariadne Plumis in 1958.


Close associates of Robert Nason Beck

He was influenced by Ernest Rutherford.





















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Robert Nason Beck













































About Robert Nason Beck

Scientist of nuclear medicine who used radioscopy and collimators in his research on disease detection. The Positron Emission Tomography technique for detecting diseases that he first proposed in 1961 is still used today.


Early life

He served in the Navy before attending the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.A. in 1954


Trivia

He was the director at the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital in 1957.


Family of Robert Nason Beck

He married Ariadne Plumis in 1958.


Close associates of Robert Nason Beck

He was influenced by Ernest Rutherford.





















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